Patrick Sjöberg 2011
|Full name||Jan Niklas Patrik Sjöberg|
5 January 1965 |
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County
|Height||2.00 m (6 ft 6.7 in)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||2.42 m
2.41 m (indoors)
Jan Niklas Patrik Sjöberg (born 5 January 1965) is a Swedish former high jumper. He broke the world record with 2.42 metres (7 ft 11.3 in) in Stockholm on 30 June 1987. This mark is still the European record and ranks him third on the world all-time list behind Javier Sotomayor and Mutaz Essa Barshim. He is also a former two-time world indoor record holder with marks of 2.38m (1985) and 2.41m (1987). He is the 1987 World Champion and a three-time Olympic medallist.
Sjöberg has a gold medal from the World Championships in Rome 1987 and has three Olympic medals: silver medals from Los Angeles 1984 and Barcelona 1992, and a bronze medal from Seoul 1988. Sjöberg is the only high jumper to have won medals in more than two Olympic Games. He won the 1985 World Indoor Games, is a four-time European Indoor champion and twice won the World Cup title.
Sjöberg received the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1985. He has inspired many later Swedish high jumpers, most notably Kajsa Bergqvist, Linus Thörnblad, Staffan Strand, and Stefan Holm. His world record of 2.42m was broken 15 months later, when, on the eve of the Seoul Summer Olympics, Javier Sotomayor jumped 2.43m in September 1988 at a meet in Spain.
Sjoberg competed as a celebrity dancer on Let's Dance 2014, finishing fourth.
He has a daughter, Isabelle.
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- Sjöberg, Patrik; Sjöberg, Birgitta (1994). Att leva på hoppet (in Swedish). Sportförlaget. ISBN 978-9188540485.
- Sjöberg, Patrik; Lutteman, Markus (2011). Det du inte såg (in Swedish). Norstedts Förlag. ISBN 978-9113034300.
- Patrik Sjöberg profile at IAAF
- Patrik Sjöberg at Sports-Reference.com
- Men's high jump records - IAAF
|Men's High Jump World Record Holder
30 June 1987 – 8 September 1988
|Men's High Jump European Record Holder
30 June 1987–
(shared with Bohdan Bondarenko from June 14, 2014)
|Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
|Men's High Jump Best Year Performance